Horse Shoe Layout

Horse Shoe Layout #1

 

 

Difficulty: Easy

The Horse Shoe is an old classic tarot layout. It is more advanced than the 3-card reading, yet simpler than most other layouts. It is a versatile method that can be used for most queries, though there are other layouts which would go into more depth. Like the simple Past, Present, and Future layout, it contains these cards in positions 1, 2, and 7, but also has 4 other cards that help the reader understand how to deal with the Future better. The cards are to be read as follows:

  1. The Past: This card represents past events that are affecting the question.
  2. The Present: This card represents the current state or immediately approaching influence.
  3. Hidden Influences: Things that you may not be aware of, or barely be aware of.
  4. Obstacles: This is the challenge. Obstacles might be avoided, or you may have to deal with them.
  5. External Influences: Attitudes and thoughts about this situation from people around the querent.
  6. Suggestions: Recommended course of action.
  7. The Final Outcome: This card represents what would happen if the suggestion is followed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Horse Shoe Reading

  Obstacle

Five/Three
 
Hidden Influences

Three/Six
  External Influences

Blank/Four
The Present

One/Four
  Suggestion

Six/Five
The Past

One/Five
  The Outcome

Six/Blank

 

 

 

 

The Past Card represents past events that are affecting the question.

 

One/Five

You will hear good news from a friend. Fame and fortune shall increase should you accept their help. Your actions will be successful if you allow yourself to hear their words.

 

 

 

 

The Present Card represents the current state or immediately approaching influence.

 

One/Four

Like inheriting a fortune, there is great prosperity, wealth, and well-being. This sign is as money falling from the sky directly into your hands. You have been steady in the long run, and your prospects for success are very bright. Friends will increase, and even enemies will fall under your control. If someone is ill, they will recover in time, the cause being that they have displeased a certain deity.

 

 

 

 

Hidden Influences - Things that you may not be aware of, or barely be aware of.

 

Three/Six

Allow your feelings and passions to guide you. Do not allow your emotions to take a back seat to your intellect at this time. Explore your deepest feelings about every aspect of your life and act to ease any lingering negativity. Peaceful activities and purification rituals are beneficial. Destructive works will not succeed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obstacle - This is the challenge.

 

Five/Three

Who is capable of catching a piece of paper in the wind? This sign suggests dissipation and energy wasted on small things. Thoughts are scattered and the mind is too distracted to focus well. Advice will not be taken, and you would be better off to perform a ritual to stabilize your thoughts, even if it is difficult.

 

 

 

 

External Influences - Attitudes about this situation from people around the querent.

 

Blank/Four

Your world is about to become more harmonious. All the pieces will come together, and personal power will take form, leading to a hightened level of confidence. However, for this to occur you must be open to change and embrace new ideas.

 

 

 

 

Suggestion - The recommended course of action.

 

Six/Five

If you work steadily and carefully, the results will be good. Avoid fickle thoughts which dissipate mental energies. Travel and giving will be beneficial. Offerings to natural spirits such as ancestors and trees is beneficial, and performance of spiritual practices will have a hightened effect if not performed at their regular location.

 

 

 

 

The Outcome - What will happen if the suggestion is followed.

 

Six/Blank

Your troubles will soon wane. You will know true peace and harmony on both the spiritual and physical plane. Happiness and satisfaction will be yours.

 

 

 

 

 

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